Summer is meant for outdoor concerts, and in Faribault, you can catch free music in the park all summer long!
For 136 years, Faribault residents and visitors have been able to enjoy the free concert series! If you are looking for things to do in Southern Minnesota, you won’t want to miss these free concerts in the park! Concerts begin at 7pm, and while some seating is available, it’s best to plan to bring a chair or blanket to sit on during the show. There is a wide array of music, so there is something for everyone!
June 16- The series kicks off with Branded: Hot Country. The Rochester based group plays a mix of current and classic country that will have you dancing in the park.
June 23- Catch Jivin’ Ivan and the Kings of Swing. Incredibly popular in the Faribault area, with great attendance at all of their shows, Jivin’ Ivan and the Kings of Swing play tunes of the 30’s and 40’s.
June 30- Listen to the Mankato Area Community Band. Over 50 musicians perform a set let including big band numbers, marches, jazz, and more. The Faribault performance will be patriotic themed.
July 7- Eclipse performs. With 25 years of experience, this duo will leave you tapping your toes as Martha Brown plays keyboard and vocals and Kathy Wickwise is on a drums and vocals.
July 14- The Bend in the River Big Band plays. A well-known jazz big band, the Bend in the River Big Band’s selections include the best of jazz and big band compositions from today and years gone by.
July 21- Take in Sawyer’s Dream. Minneapolis based, this groups brings together elements of pop, country, soul and R & B with a 70’s style Americana vocal harmony.
July 28- Los Rebeldes (the Rebels) blends together the styles of Tex Mex, Conjunto, Country, Folk, and Cumbia together for a fun set of music! Performing since the early 1980’s, this Mexican American group from Southern Minnesota creates a sense of fun and excitement at all of their shows.
Aug. 4- Top Shelf plays. Performing a fun line up of music featuring country, rock, and pop from the 90’s to today, Top Shelf will have you dancing.
Aug. 11- Kids Dance DJ’s. A fun night out for kids and grandkids, Kidsdance DJs play a great variety of music and incorporate games and contests for all ages from toddler to teen.
Aug. 18- Listen to Little Chicago. Playing together for over 15 years, Little Chicago plays the hits of the 60’s and 70’s. The horn band plays pop, rock, and country hits you know and love.
Aug. 25- The season closes with Dalmar Yare, a Minnesota resident who performs internationally. The Somali entertainer describes his music as a blend of traditional Somali styles with a hint of western influence.